5 of the Best Places to Visit in the UK

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The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island. Each country is beautiful in its own special way, and offers many wonderful things for visitors to see and do. There is no way to write about everything so five of the best places will be mentioned in this article but there are so many other places to visit as well.

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Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and it is full of many wonderful places for travellers to visit. On a road trip of Scotland you can visit historic sites like Edinburgh Castle or Holyrood Palace, and tour the churches of Greyfriars, Canongate and St. Giles. The areas of Old Town and New Town are both listed as UNESCO World heritage sites and are great places to visit as well. The annual Fringe Festival is considered the largest annual arts festival in the world. Make sure you wander down Princess Street do some shopping before leaving the city.

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Cornwall is a county on the beautiful southwest coast of England. There are hundreds of beaches and small beach towns that visitors flock to every year for some sun and relaxation. You can visit one of the small towns like Polperro or visit the ever-popular Land’s End, which is the most western part of England. There is a trail called the South West Path and you can hike along, visiting the small towns and beaches along the way. There are plenty of affordable accommodation options, historic sites like castles and forts and it is a great place to explore when touring the south west of England. 

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Yorkshire is a county in northern England that holds the nickname of “God’s own country” due to its areas of unspoiled countryside, it is also considered to be the greenest county in England. The area is steeped in history you can visit Roman and Viking heritage sites, medieval abbeys, castles, historic family estates, fortifications and Industrial Revolution era cities. No matter what your interests are there is something for you in the exciting for you to behold in Yorkshire.

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London is the home of Big Ben, The Crown Jewels, and Tower Bridge just to name a few. Take a ride on the London Eye and see the world from a bird’s eye view. It is an exciting city that is steeped in rich history but is ultra modern at the same time. You can a guided take boat cruises on the Thames River, ride the Big Red Bus with an entertaining guide, or take a guided walking tour through the city. There are over 200 museums to choose from including the British Museum and the Imperial War Museum. Don’t forget to catch a play at the Globe Theatre where Shakespeare himself once performed his plays. London is more than just a city; from here you can easily access the coast and areas of natural beauty to the north and south. Try using a luxury travel agent for your trip to get the inside line on some of the best things to see and do!

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Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and it is considered one of the most popular tourist locations in the UK. Be sure to visit Cardiff Castle, located in the city centre, and explore through the National Museum Cardiff. Be sure to explore the Cardiff Waterfront and check out an exciting display of interesting architecture, large open public spaces and public art. Be sure to Hike or cycle along Barrage Bay, a 10km trail that was completed in 1999 and has a playground, a skate park, and some enormous boulders of coal.  The trail is lined with billboards that tell about the areas exciting transformation of the bays polluted water into a clean freshwater lake.

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